The 22 greenhouses at Strawberry Hill Farms were bustling with business at the end of March with customers eager to plant new crops in their gardens. However, the recent cold snap has nipped the early rush in the bud.
Ken LaZebnik’s personal understanding of autism is portrayed in his play “Vestibular Sense,” a dark comedy. For that play, LaZebnik, artistic director of the School of Performing Arts at Stephens College, was awarded the M. Elizabeth Osborn Award on March 31 at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Ky.
University of Missouri System Curators will announce this afternoon that Gordon H. Lamb, a former interim chancellor at University of Missouri-Kansas City, has been chosen as interim system president.
Many Christians celebrate the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples on the Thursday before Easter, reflecting the story told in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. This year, First Baptist Church chose to observe “Holy Thursday” on Wednesday evening with a new service, “Being a Servant of All.”
A University of Central Missouri student turned himself in to the 13th Circuit Court on Wednesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest on suspicion of trying to entice a person investigators said he thought was a 13-year-old girl.
David A. White is a man with a plan. Actually, he’s a man with a plan and a very long list of addresses. Starting late Monday afternoon, White, executive director of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, will go door to door to 25,000 homes in Columbia to raise $500,000 for the theater’s capital campaign.
Alpha Tau Omega’s MU chapter could be forced to close as early as this fall after the campus Office of Greek Life upheld a sanction against the fraternity that prevents new members from living there.
JEFFERSON CITY — As tax season approaches an end, and with health care a central issue in the General Assembly, many state lawmakers are pushing for legislation that aims to give tax breaks to small businesses and Missourians for purchasing health insurance.
JEFFERSON CITY — With the state’s death penalty procedure stalled in court, Missouri’s House has taken a step to protect members of the execution team from the media and the public.
Elaine Pagels, a prominent Biblical scholar, spoke to a crowd of more than 150 people in MU’s Reynold’s Alumni Center on Thursday night. She discussed her latest book, “Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity,” and explained how the Bible’s bad guy brought the good news.
Thomas Wood, 4, pretends to drive a Columbia Public Works Department Street Division chip spreader at the Tons of Trucks event at Cosmo Park, sponsored by Parents as Teachers and Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, on Thursday.
Missouri senior golfer John Kelly shot a 5-over-par 77 on Thursday in the first round of the Masters in Augusta, Ga.
Every baseball player’s first home run is memorable. Some may hit it in Little League, others may hit it years later. Many never hit one at all. Few, though, hit their first home run against a state-ranked team to give their team a lead late in the game, all the while pitching a complete game.
Almost a year ago, in the 2006 spring football game, Connell Davis’ potential as a running back seemed unlimited. Davis, then a redshirt freshman, played in front of the Memorial Stadium crowd for the first time and impressed fans with his speed, strength and elusiveness. He was the game’s leading rusher with 44 yards and scored the only rushing touchdown of the day.
If the Hickman golf squad was a pitching staff, senior Chris Johnson would be the opening day starter and junior Nick Wilson would be the younger but equally talented pitcher waiting for his chance to shine.
Rock Bridge senior Stefan Nosic played a familiar opponent Thursday. Nosic said he has known Hickman senior Justin Guevera, whom Nosic played at No. 2 singles, a long time.
I’ll always remember when my editor told me I’d be covering the mayor’s campaign for re-election. I figured I must have been doing something right as a journalist. Within an hour, I’d feverishly dreamt up my future as a political journalist. By 2012, I told myself, I’d be covering the presidential elections. This was a big deal.
When I was assigned to cover John G. Clark’s mayoral campaign, I was told I might need to save four or five hours out of my day for my first interview. Hogwash, I thought. There’s no way a man would be able to chat away about city politics off the cuff for that long. I figured 6:30 p.m. on a Sunday night ought to be a good starting point.
“You again?” Karl Skala would often groan, mostly jokingly, when I showed up at yet another candidate party or debate. “You’re like my shadow, you know that?”